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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
CDUAF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. CDUAF: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CDUAF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.34
CDUAF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CDUAF: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CDUAF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.34
0.28
0.42
Interest Coverage 2.82
CDUAF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. CDUAF: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CDUAF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 3.29 Max: 3.98
Current: 2.82
2.23
3.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.16
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
4.65%
4.39%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.37
CDUAF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. CDUAF: 28.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.74  Med: 27.32 Max: 34.63
Current: 28.37
18.74
34.63
Net-margin (%) 11.51
CDUAF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. CDUAF: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.98  Med: 17.44 Max: 20.11
Current: 11.51
11.98
20.11
ROE (%) 5.38
CDUAF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. CDUAF: 5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.02  Med: 13.66 Max: 16.1
Current: 5.38
12.02
16.1
ROA (%) 2.09
CDUAF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. CDUAF: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.13  Med: 5.03 Max: 5.99
Current: 2.09
4.13
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.94
CDUAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. CDUAF: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.91  Med: 12.25 Max: 13.94
Current: 5.94
8.91
13.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
CDUAF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CDUAF: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.2  Med: 4.60 Max: 17.1
Current: 5.3
-13.2
17.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
CDUAF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CDUAF: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.05 Max: 9.5
Current: 9.5
0
9.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
CDUAF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CDUAF: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 7.65 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.4
-4.6
16.4
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Preferred stocks of Canadian Utilities Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CU.PR.E.Canada24.405.02Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -BB-
CU.PR.C.Canada17.895.59Series Y 4.00%
CU.PR.D.Canada24.395.02Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -AA-
CU.PR.F.Canada22.355.03Series CC 4.50%
CU.PR.G.Canada22.355.03Series DD 4.50%
CU.PR.H.Canada25.504.21Pfd Shs Series -EE-
CU.PR.I.Canada26.352.93

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:CU.X.Canada, CUD.Germany,
Canadian Utilities Ltd is engaged transmission and distribution of electricity, & natural gas. It is also engaged in power generation and sales, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction.

Canadian Utilities Ltd was incorporated on May 18, 1927. It is engaged transmission & distribution of electricity and natural gas. It is also involved in power generation & sales, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction. It has three operating segments including Electricity, Pipelines & Liquids and Corporate & Other. The Electricity segment is comprised of the generation, distribution and transmission businesses of ATCO Electric, ATCO Power and ATCO Power Australia. Together these businesses provide power generation, distributed generation and electricity distribution, transmission and infrastructure development in northern and central east Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Australia. The Pipelines & Liquids segment is comprised of ATCO Gas, ATCO Pipelines, ATCO Gas Australia, ATCO Energy Solutions and ATCO Pipelines Mexico. These businesses offer natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, natural gas liquids storage & processing and industrial water solutions throughout Alberta, the Lloydminster area of Saskatchewan and Western Australia. The Corporate & Other segment is comprised of commercial real estate owned by the company in Alberta, business development activities associated with ATCO Energy and the company's expansion into Mexico and also included ATCO I-Tek until August 2014. ATCO I-Tek was sold in August 2014 to WIPRO Ltd. ATCO I-Tek developed, operated and supported its information systems & technologies. The billing services, payment processing, credit, collection and call centre services formerly provided by ATCO I-Tek were retained by the Company.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 34.48
CDUAF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
85% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. CDUAF: 34.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CDUAF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 16.57 Max: 34.82
Current: 34.48
10
34.82
Forward P/E 19.08
CDUAF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. CDUAF: 19.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.48
CDUAF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
84% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. CDUAF: 34.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CDUAF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 16.53 Max: 34.82
Current: 34.48
10
34.82
P/B 2.25
CDUAF's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CDUAF: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CDUAF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.27 Max: 2.75
Current: 2.25
1.53
2.75
P/S 3.30
CDUAF's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CDUAF: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CDUAF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 2.86 Max: 4.01
Current: 3.3
2.09
4.01
POCF 6.90
CDUAF's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. CDUAF: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CDUAF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 6.85 Max: 9.93
Current: 6.9
4.94
9.93
EV-to-EBIT 21.37
CDUAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. CDUAF: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CDUAF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 11.30 Max: 21.5
Current: 21.37
4
21.5
EV-to-EBITDA 12.43
CDUAF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. CDUAF: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CDUAF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 7.80 Max: 12.5
Current: 12.43
2.7
12.5
PEG 4.58
CDUAF's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. CDUAF: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CDUAF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.15 Max: 8.33
Current: 4.58
1.47
8.33
Shiller P/E 20.68
CDUAF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. CDUAF: 20.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CDUAF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.27  Med: 19.34 Max: 24.32
Current: 20.68
13.27
24.32
Current Ratio 1.27
CDUAF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CDUAF: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CDUAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.27
0.54
3.64
Quick Ratio 1.21
CDUAF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CDUAF: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CDUAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.21
0.49
3.41
Days Inventory 49.81
CDUAF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. CDUAF: 49.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CDUAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.53  Med: 218.00 Max: 446.45
Current: 49.81
42.53
446.45
Days Sales Outstanding 46.35
CDUAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 49.71 vs. CDUAF: 46.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CDUAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.17  Med: 51.63 Max: 62.79
Current: 46.35
49.17
62.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.48
CDUAF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CDUAF: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.26
Current: 1.48
1.46
6.26
Dividend Payout 0.77
CDUAF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CDUAF: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.61 Max: 2.95
Current: 0.77
0.28
2.95
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.00
CDUAF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CDUAF: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: 6.55 Max: 45.1
Current: 10
-16.1
45.1
Forward Dividend Yield 3.33
CDUAF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. CDUAF: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.25
CDUAF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. CDUAF: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CDUAF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 4.52 Max: 9.5
Current: 2.25
2.22
9.5
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
CDUAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. CDUAF: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CDUAF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.4
Current: -1.1
-1.1
0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.51
CDUAF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CDUAF: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CDUAF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.11 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.51
1.44
2.97
Price/Projected FCF 8.84
CDUAF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CDUAF: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CDUAF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.86 Max: 79.54
Current: 8.84
1.17
79.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
CDUAF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CDUAF: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CDUAF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.15
0.32
1.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.41
CDUAF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CDUAF: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CDUAF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.35 Max: 5.88
Current: 6.41
0.44
5.88
Price/Graham Number 1.96
CDUAF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CDUAF: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CDUAF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.96
0.82
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.72
CDUAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CDUAF: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.90 Max: 25
Current: 4.72
4.6
25
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.70
CDUAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. CDUAF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CDUAF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.30 Max: 11.6
Current: 1.7
0.7
11.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,434
EPS (TTM) $ 0.87
Beta0.52
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $21.02 - 34.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)267.32

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,633 2,951 3,266
EPS ($) 1.60 1.70 1.88
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.60 1.70 1.88
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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